Parkside X20V Team battery packs from LIDL

Parkside is the tool brand from the German supermarket chain LIDL. They offer very affordable tools. Parkside tools are aimed at DIYers. Many of their tools are rebrands of Scheppach.

Many if the tools offer extremely good value for money and they are more than perfect for DIY’ers or if you just need the tool once. Parkside Tools are imported for Lidl and are available online also in Finland.

Parkside X 20V Team is a series of cordless tools that use same type of 20V lithium batteries. The tools are sold typically without battery and you can buy compatible batteries + chargers separately. There are different capacity batteries available.


Here are some links and videos on those batteries and tools:

Parkside batteries and chargers X20V Team X12V Team TEST

Lidl Parkside X20V Team Battery – Strip Down & Analysis

Parkside newly released X20V team batteries claim to be much better than the old ones. Are those really active cell balancing battery packs? Lets examine them and see if the there is really and difference.

Parkside New X20V Team Battery – Is There Really a New Battery Design Inside

For comparison check also how are lower voltage battery packs Lidl Parkside 12V Power Tool Battery Stripdown – Very Revealing

Let’s look inside the charger:

What is inside? – Parkside PLG 20 A1

Some repair tips for those who have problems with the batteries:

Parkside li-ion battery pap20 a1 dead, charging issue | Lidl | How to fix

recover failed battery parkside 20V Team

Some people have adapted those quite cheap Parkside X20V batteries to fit to other brands:

Parkside li-ion battery pap20 a1 will fit to Bosch?

Ferex (Hofer-Aldi) to Parkside (Lidl) battery adapter 20V

parkside battery adapter einhell powerX to teamX20 – 3D printed battery adapter to connect einhel powerX battery to parkside teamX20

DC Adapter for Parkside X20v Battery article shows how to built an adapter that allows powering the TS-100 soldering iron from X20V battery pack. Warning: The battery does not have discharge protection and therefore it can become dangerous to bring it to too low a voltage. For safety it is better to insert a circuit for lipo 5s that interrupts the output when it detects a battery voltage below a certain threshold.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Simplest Ryobi and Parkside battery connectors

    I got the urge to make a battery connector that fits on my Ryobi or Parkside power tool batteries.
    Thingiverse had lots of designs, but they all seemed quite complicated and would have taken a while to print, so I designed super minimalist versions that print in less than 15 minutes.

    For both battery connectors the contacts are standard male spade-crimps. It was the easiest way to get a plated copper contact, and it turned out that they are a good fit in both designs.

    The current rating should be good, but don’t push things too far. An inline fuse is a good option if there is a risk of the powered device short circuiting.

    The Parkside batteries are sold by Lidl, but may be available as a different brand outside Europe. Note that some battery packs do not have internal overdischarge protection, so care should be taken to avoid discharging the packs below around 3V per cell. For an 18/20V pack that’s usually around 15V.

    The Ryobi one is ugly but functional. I may revisit the design later to add a cup for gluing the terminals in more neatly.

    The scripts are down below. Copy and paste them into openscad to create your STL files or use them as a base for your own version.

    Here’s the Parkside openscad script:-

    //Parkside battery mini adaptor
    //Use with two male spade crimps
    //main block
    //side slides
    //Terminal cutouts
    //terminal slots
    //cable slots
    //plastic and time saver

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Build yourself the BIGGEST tool battery! 15Ah

    Welcome to SolipsFilm! In this video I’ll show you how to make your own giant BATTERY for the Parkside series by 3D printing, spot welding (wise maple from AliExpress), grinding and soldering. You’ll find the 3D files on Thingiverse down below. The batteries we’ll be using for this project are not the 18650 type but it’s bigger brother, the 21700 Li-ion cell. (from LG).

    I’m extremely proud to present this project to all of you, and I hope to see you make the same battery as I just did. Yes, Parkside just came out with a 8Ah battery but hey, how about one that’s almost double that capacity for just a fraction on top of the price? ( minus the hours of work obviously ;)

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Parkside X20V Team Battery, Create Your Universal Adapter With Epoxy Resin

    3D printer not required !!!
    In this video, I will show You, How to Create Your Universal Adapter With Epoxy Resin for Parkside X20V TEAM PAP20A1 Battery. Use a battery for other power tools or projects.
    Silicone used – RTV2025
    Crystal Clear Epoxy Art Resin

    0:00 intro
    4:28 resin recipe
    10:40 test

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Parkside X20V PAP20A1 with 9.6v Drill | step down modules test

    In this video, I will test cheap step-down modules with Parkside X20V PAP20A1 lion battery. can I use the battery for a lower voltage drill? Let’s see if this works!

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Parkside li-ion battery pap20 a1 dead, charging issue | Lidl | How to fix

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    #416 Creative uses of Power Tool Batteries for Mobile Projects

    Most of us own at least one battery-operated power tool, including a charger. What if we could use their batteries also for our electronics projects? Let’s have a closer look!

  7. guy says:

    why do your stores not have power tool batteries on sale ?????????????????????????????

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The problem with using this type of adapter is that the battery pack protection circuitry is bypassed, the batteries can discharge below safe levels. The battery charger will not recharge the batteries. Then can be recovered by opening the pack and charging individual batteries but that’s not easy or recommended. I speak from experience here.

    Steve Hocking It depends on the battery. The Dewalt BMS board can’t actually cut off the battery from the terminals on low state of charge, it’s a purely passive cell balancer. The power tool decides when to cut off discharge based on cell voltage, which as you mentioned, allows an adaptor like this to deeply discharge the pack which doesn’t do it any good.

    Lidl’s Parkside batteries are different for example, the BMS pulls a pin high or low depending on state of charge, which in turn tells the tool to stop discharging.

    Bosch are different again, there’s no protection or balancing at all inside the pack, only a thermistor and diode.

    OP, if you’re using this unattended for long periods of time, you’ll need some sort of low voltage cutoff circuit and an appropriate fuse.


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